Online sportsbooks have named the Los Angeles Clippers as one of the NBA title favorites following a Tuesday trade for 2018 MVP and 10x All-Star James Harden.
Harden, 34, averaged 21 points, 10.7 rebounds (first in the league), and 6.1 rebounds in 58 games with the Philadelphia 76ers last year. He and veteran forward P.J. Tucker were shipped to LA in exchange for Marcus Morris, Robert Covington, Nicolas Batum, KJ Martin, 2026 and 2028 first-round picks, two second-round picks, and a pick swap.
The Clippers are now tied with the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors at +700 (the third-best odds) to win the Western Conference at DraftKings sportsbook.